Each women's conference
in India has been very different and this year was to prove no exception. There
were 8 women on the team and each of us gave a testimony or message. The Indian
women had been told that the day was to be a "Fasting and Praying Day", which
meant they would arrive at about 8.00 am and apart from standing to sing some
songs, they would be seated on the floor until 3.00 pm.
When we were given the
programme for the day we were very excited because the day had been called "An
Anointing Service". Pastor Jackson had had no idea what messages we were
bringing, and we had no idea what he would call the day. Tina's message was
called "Anointed for service" and mine was "Beware of Limiting God's
Blessings", based on the story of the widow and the oil in 2 kings 4 1-7. If
the widow had had more pots would the blessing have stopped?
At the end of the message
I read a verse from a hymn:
Trust Him when dark thoughts trouble you,
Trust Him when your faith is small,
Trust Him when to simply trust Him
seems the hardest thing of all,
Trust Him he is ever faithful,
Him for his will is best,
Trust Him for the heart of Jesus is the only
place to rest.
Praying at the Talitha Cumi Women's
The presence of the Holy
Spirit moved powerfully - the meeting was not only for the Indian women but for
us too. Our God is a God of plenty - I'd had a difficult year and was not even
sure if I would be able to go to India - praise God I did go and he filled my
pots to overflowing.